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What type of malnutrition is this if bloated belly?

What type of malnutrition is this if bloated belly?

Loss of Protein: Most examples of a swollen abdomen in the setting of malnutrition are due to a lack of protein intake. For example, in children in impovershed regions, when you see those pictures of their swollen bellies it is generally because they get no protein in their diets. Interestingly, return of good nutrition, causes this problem to improve or even totally resolve. ...Read more

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Poor Nutrition (Definition)

An age-appropriate diet is one that provides adequate nutrition and is appropriate for a child's state of development. During the first 4 - 6 months of life, infants need only breast milk or formula to meet all their nutritional needs. At 4 - 6 months of age an infant should be consuming 28 - 45 ounces of formula, and is often ready to start the transition to solid foods. 6 - 8 MONTHS Continue to offer breast milk or formula 3 - 5 times per day. 8 - 12 MONTHS OF AGE Breast milk or formula should be offered three to four times per day at this age. After a baby is 1-year old, whole milk may replace ...Read more


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My abdomen has been bloated feeling and wretched type episodes when it feels like my left side is being pushed out and my rectum itches and then it's?

My abdomen has been bloated feeling and wretched type episodes when it feels like my left side is being pushed out  and my rectum itches and then it's?

Well : Generally anybody with these type symptoms can have an acute abdomen meeting a surgical emergency. Recommend going to emergency room for prompt diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Every period seems muscle along right side abdomen tightens up. Numb type pain. Sometimes swells in ovary on right when bloated. Any reason for this?

Every period seems muscle along right side abdomen tightens up. Numb type pain. Sometimes swells in ovary on right when bloated. Any reason for this?

Ovarian ligament: The ovaries are supported by 3 ligaments, one on top and on inner aspect leading to uterus and on the bottom. These are affected during menstruations which can place pressure on the muscles they are underneath or attached to. Not necessarily unusual, but if keeps persisting I suggest seeing Gyn for pelvic exam and potential ultrasound ...Read more

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I took 2 exlax Wednesday night. Had slight bm on Thursday afternoon. Took 3 stool softeners Thursday night. Nothing. Used a suppository this afternoon. Little more bm. Still fill bloated and belly hurts. Now what? Type 2 diabetic. Several meds. Bydureon.

I took 2 exlax Wednesday night. Had slight bm on Thursday afternoon. Took 3 stool softeners Thursday night. Nothing. Used a suppository this afternoon. Little more bm. Still fill bloated and belly hurts. Now what?  Type 2 diabetic. Several meds. Bydureon.

You need to: "correct" your colonic situation FROM ABOVE! Start increasing your FLUID INTAKE! Start eating FOODS WITH BULKING PROPERTIES..RICE CEREALS/BANANAS Metamucil if you cannot tolerate the above. SPEAK WITH YOUR PCP since it must be determined that increasing bulk is safe (no obstructions etc) Finally if this repeats SEE a GI specialist you may have a form of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Good Luck .Z ...Read more

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Hi i'm on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) ..I had light brown spot for a day ..No period but a PMS type bloated breasts and belly .Any chance of being pregnant?

Hi i'm on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) ..I had light brown spot for a day ..No period but a PMS type bloated breasts and belly .Any chance of being pregnant?

Probably not: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is very effective as a birth control, as long as you have not missed a shot or delayed a shot beyond the 2 week window. If you are concerned, you can do a home pregnancy test. They are quite accurate. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which type of foods to eat for a bloated stomach?

Which type of foods to eat for a bloated stomach?

Go see your doc: Bloated stomach may be due to many things, like h. Pylori or reflux or celiac disease or chronic gastritis. Go see your doc. ...Read more

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I am constantly feeling bloated, my stomach does not settle for any types of food, I have had blood tests and urine samples etc.What is wrong with me?

I am constantly feeling bloated, my stomach does not settle for any types of food, I have had blood tests and urine samples etc.What is wrong with me?

Bloated stomach: How long has this been going on? Did you recently travel/go camping? Some parasites in your intestines can do this. See ur doctor to see if you need stool tests/or other tests.. Aslo, you may try lactaidmilk and/or try to take probiotics like florastor. Any yogurt with active cultures may be okay as well. Sometiems if you have "stomach flu"/diarrhea you may lose your normal flora in the intestine. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic type 1 and have bloated stomach plus weight gain 2 stones in approximately 3 months and excessive gas do I need to see doctor?

I am a diabetic  type 1 and have bloated stomach plus weight gain 2 stones in approximately 3 months  and excessive gas  do I need to see doctor?

Diabetic: How is your diabetes being managed? Do you not have a doctor monitoring you and adjusting your insulin levels? You are developing gastroparesis or GI dysmotility which is very likely related to a poorly controlled diabetic condition. Of course you need top see your doctor, soon. ...Read more

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I had my ivf on 29 may with fet with two embroys. I am feeling mensus type cramping from last days.my stomach is bloated.. Is it sign of pregnancy?

I had my ivf on 29 may with fet with two embroys. I am feeling mensus type cramping from last days.my stomach is bloated.. Is it sign of pregnancy?

Not Sure: You will soon either be pregnant or get your period. The feelings could be a sign of early implantation or may be a sign of a period about to start. So unfortunately only a blood test will let you know ...Read more

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What can be done for a bloated abdomen ?

What can be done for a bloated abdomen ?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

Malnutrition (Definition)

Refers to the individual that receives either too few nutrients, too many nutrients, an imbalance of nutrients, or due to comorbidities or underlying inherited or acquired diseases, an under or ...Read more